How to set PWD (present working directory) for a Job?

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Question:

How to set PWD (present working directory) for a Job?

When the batch file environment failed the 'PWD' will default to agent installation directory. This could lead to errors as follows.

Example:

del *.log,*.txt

All text files in agent directory will be deleted

Environment:

We can achieve this by two methods

At the Agent level

The agentparm.txt has the following parameter

oscomponent.initialworkingdirectory

Specifies the default initial working directory for all scripts. Options are as follows:

SCRIPT

Sets the path to where the script resides.

USER

Sets the path to the home directory of the owner of the script.

USER_CONT_NOT_AVAIL

Specifies that the script should run even if a home directory for the user is not defined.

path

Specifies the path to the directory in which the script should run.

At the Job level

The envvars attribute specifies environment variables to define the local environment where the script, command, or batch file runs. You can modify existing environment variables or create your own.

envvars: PWD=/usr/scripts/dailyrun